Why Do We Still Read Dr. Seuss?

With ‘lost stories’ like Horton and the Kwuggerbug on the way, the question arises: Why do we still read Dr. Seuss? Tom McCarthy suggests that the books ‘are special because they sing. They’re musical, which isn’t as easy to come by in the world of children’s lit as you might think. There’s “Madeline” and the “Nutshell Library” and good old “Mother Goose.” But few titles deliver as surely the regular, rhythmic pleasures to be found in pretty much any Seuss. A lot of people talk about how great Seuss is. It took my daughter turning two for me to figure it out.’

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